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Ivory Flowers honored for 100th birthday

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On July 18, Elginite Ivory Reese Flowers will celebrate her 100th birthday, and the City of Elgin is recognizing July 18 as Ivory Reese Flowers Day with a proclamation. According to the proclamation, Ivory was born July 18, 1920 with a twin sister, Ida, to parents Isom and Viola Reese in Sayers, a community in Bastrop County. Her siblings included Mary Benford, Dovie Washington, Woody Reese, Narcissus Kanada, Sam Reese, Earnest Reese, Early Reese, Omega Harden, Reuben Reese Jr., Viola Goodman and Ruth Harden. At the age of ten, she would pick cotton in Temple for 40 cents on a hundred. Her ...

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